All underwater video footage introduced in this clip was taken with two Nikon Coolpix P7000 cameras accommodated inside two Fantasea Line FP7000 Housing.
Wedding dresses by Erez Ovadia
Producer: Sharon Rainis
U/W models: Shai Talmor, Hagar Cohen & Lena Vekin U/W
videographers: Ram Gil and Guy Jakobi using two Fantasea FP7000 Housings Land
stills photographer: Sharon Rainis
Land photographer: Michel Braunstein
Air provider: Amit Summer Galai U/W
technical assistants: Michel Braunstein, Shaul Charmatz and Bar Faran
U/W lighting: Tal Shoval Hosting
Diving center: Deep-Siam, Eilat, Israel
Neta Rivkin, 20, picks up bronze medal in hoop individual final at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, in Montpellier, France. ‘Words cannot describe my joy,’ she says
Rhythmic gymnast Neta Rivkin on Tuesday won a historic medal for Israel at the 2011 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Montpellier, France after coming in third in the hoop individual final with 28 points.The gold medal was won by Russian Olympic champion Evgenia Kanaeva, who scored 29.3 points. Her teammate Daria Kondakova came in second with 29.05 points.
Ancient ship’s anchor pulled out from Mediterranean Sea was likely a spare in belly of Byzantine vessel that crashed and sank in storm about 1,700 years ago, Antiquities Authority estimates
Israeli lifeguards plunged into the Mediterranean sea this month on an unusual rescue mission: To pull out an ancient ship’s anchor.
Lifeguard Avi Afia first spotted the tip of the anchor on a daily swim five years ago. It was peeking out from the sandy ocean floor about 150 feet (60 meters) from the coast.
It wasn’t until this month that the sands shifted to reveal the treasure in its entirety: A nearly 7-foot (2.1 meter), 650-pound (300 kilogram) iron anchor, probably a spare in the belly of a Byzantine ship that crashed and sank in a storm about 1,700 years ago, said archaeologist Jacob Sharvit of Israel’s Antiquities Authority.
“It’s a feast for the eyes,” said Afia, whose colleagues walked out to the spot, in water about six feet (two meters) deep and dragged it into the lifeguard shack in Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv.